Drugs should be stored in a cool, dry place. Ironically, one of the worst places to keep medicines is in the medicine cabinet. “Bathrooms and kitchens tend to be the moistest spots in the house,” says Diana J. Mason, RN, Ph.D., and Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Nursing. “A better place for medicines is inside a dresser drawer.” If you have young grandchildren who visit, make sure you pick the top dresser drawer and that the child-safety cap is always secure. A chilling one-third of all accidental prescription drug poisoning in children involve a grandparent’s medication.
–From AARP’s How to Be Drug Smart

The poison control hotline number is 1-800-222-1222.